I thought I might take this post to write a little about what the kids are up to. I had a great evening with Vi and BayA last night. Viola and I played the Nemo Memory game. The age on the box says for 3-6 year olds, but I found it pretty challenging. I guess my memory isn't very good. No, you know what it is: there are only so many different fish you can put on cards before they all start to look the same. I mean, in Classic Memory there is no confusing the Tree and Apple cards, but Dory with three little turtles looks an awful lot like Dory with three little fishes. Anyhow, we played for like and hour and Viola did really well. It was a dead heat right down to the end.
Yesterday afternoon when I came home, Avery told me, "Mommy! Mommy! I NEED gum bears!" Dean said she's ben saying it all day- that she needs whatever. I could totally see needing gummy bears, so we went and got some. Then she crawled up in my lap and nursed to sleep. She sprawled across my lap in the big chair for the next hour and we took a nap together. I fear these days won't be lasting too much longer. Avery is really communicating well. She often speaks in full sentences and her vocabulary is large. She sings the ABC song from beginning to end and did I mention that she can count to 20 or something now? It is so amazing to me because Viola was never this verbal. Viola was much more physical and continues to be.
We went to see the horse yesterday. Avery stood up in the passenger seat of the car and yelled, "Hi Cosette" while waving her arm out the window as Cosette galloped around the outdoor arena. Avery is totally unsafe at the barn. I dont think we had a horse yet when Viola was this age. Avery will crawl right between the slats in the fence and go in with the horse. Being a reasonaly protective mother, this is not something I want her to do. So, usually, she and Viola are stuck in their car seats while I deal with the horse. Then they are freed while I sit in the car with them and keep an eye on the horse in the arena. They crawl all over the car and find all the snacks and drinks. Then Viola likes to buckle them up together in the seat belt- not entirely unlike how we used to ride around in the car when we were kids and apparently car seats hadn't been invented.